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Thursday, July 14, 2016

My Yoke Is Easy

Frankly, I always thought Jesus was crazy in saying this, at the risk of impiety. Surely having been tempted, he knows this isn't true, right?

But consider that other Scripture, "Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for thou art with me."

It is an impossible task, that virtue I haven't acquired. The idea of holding it together until the next Eucharist. We need to stop trying so hard.

Who is Jesus? Do I want to know, and go where he goes, or do I have something else going on?

It doesn't say, "I will fear no evil, because it's not that big of a deal." No one is saying that the valley of the shadow of death is a stroll on a spring day in Palo Alto.

For you are with me.

My Lord, the truth is, apart from you, I can do nothing. If you still want me with you, I'll go with you. Please stay with me.

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